The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Washiali Welcomes Billions Dam

Mumias MP Benjamin Washiali has joined hands with his Lugari counterpart Cyrus Jirongo in encouraging the construction of a multi-million World Bank dam in Lugari constituency.

Washiali has asked those opposed to the dam to look at the positive side of the project and its long-term benefits to the locals.

He argued that the implementation of the project will create employment and also help control the frequent floods in the lower parts of the province especially in Budalangi. The Sh1.4 billion World Bank project that is to be constructed on River Nzoia straddling Lugari and Kimilili constituencies. A cross-section of leaders is opposed to the plan.

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